MADYAW! Welcome to Island Garden City of Samal

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New City Hall Building
City Mayor Al David T. Uy was sworn in by IGACOS RTC Judge Maria Eloisa A. Maglana.
Newly elected City Vice Mayor Lemuel T. Reyes took his Oath of Office accompanied by his family.
The newly elected and re-elected City Officials of the Island Garden City of Samal with Davao del Norte Governor Edwin I. Jubajib.
Newly elected and re-elected SP Members from Babak District; from left to right Hon. Renz Allan S. Lacorte, Hon. Clavel Ann A. David, Hon. Edwin M. Jansol and Hon. Jed L. Enumerables.
Newly elected and re-elected SP Members from Samal District; from right to left Hon. Atty. Peter Paul L. Quezada, Hon. Marife B. Bantillo, Hon. Ginaphine C. Cañete and Hon. Kristoperson B. Lanorias.
Re-elected SP Members from Kaputian District; Hon. Ricardo A. Tacsanan, Hon. Aldwin M. Jumao-as, Hon. Jan Albert R. Ortiz and newly elected SP Member Hon. Alfredo L. Esteban, 2nd from the right.

For Visitors

Welcome to the Island Garden City of Samal --- the island which has it all!

  • A coastal paradise at the heart of Davao Gulf with 118 kilometers of coastlines, Samal has a cluster of 9 islets.  “An urbanizing center within a rural setting, it is a component city of Davao del Norte created by virtue of R.A. 8471.
  • Several commercial resorts and private beaches spread along the 118-kilometer stretch white sand. Aside from these, one of the attractions is the Sanipaan Shoal, aptly called Vanishing Island because half of the 80-hectare shoal emerges as a sand bar during low tide but vanishes during high tide creating the illusion of vacationing in the open seas.
  • For scuba-diving buffs, Talikud and Ligid Islands are excellent dive spots where a dive into the depths will reveal colorful underwater vistas with jaw-dropping tropical marine life. A 150-hectare Coral Garden & Marine Reservation Park located in Talikud and the Aundanao Fish Sanctuary offer another treat to diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
  • Another most-visited destination is the 224-hectare mariculture park which is a showcase of new fisheries development strategy that puts premium on transforming coastal communities into centers of growth and prosperity.
  • Aside from underwater garden, Samal also has a botanical garden and nature’s park. Located in barangay Bandera, this 11.5 hectare government-owned park with over a hundred species of trees and flower gardens is envisioned to be the sanctuary of nature lovers.
  • Samal is also home to Mindanao’s First Magrovetum that serves as a laboratory for dendrological, educational, eco-tourism and phonological and other studies on the mangrove ecosystem. Also, an indication of Samal’s sound ecological system is the bat sanctuary (cave) that hosts gazillions of fruit bats.
  • Adventurers can also commune with nature by climbing Mount Puting Bato, rapel at Bito Depression, mountain-bike and camp out in the midst of lush vegetation or maybe beside the rustling waters of Hagimit Falls or Tagbaobo Falls. For the spelunkers, exploring Balete, Magongawong, Tamburong, and Baga caves, among about 70 caves in the island will surely offer thrill and excitement.
  • Festivities in the Island abound. Each of the three districts celebrate their own festival - - Kabasan for Babak, Hugyaw Madyaw for Samal, and White Nights for Kaputian. As a whole, the city celebrates its Founding Anniversary on the 7th of March and the a-la-mardi gras Caracoles Festival on the last Saturday of April. Street-dancing, fluvial parade, sand sculpture, banca race, street party, are just a few of the many exhilarating and colorful activities during these festivals.

Come to the Island Garden City of Samal!  The Island. . . The Garden. . . The City

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EXECUTIVE ORDERS

  • Executive Order No. 30 s. 2022 - AN ORDER RECONSTITUTING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SAMAL ISLAND CITY COLLEGE

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  • Executive Order No. 27 s. 2022 - AN ORDER PRESCRIBING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CITY ORDINANCE NO. 368, SERIES OF 2022 GRANTING BIRTHDAY CASH GIFT TO ALL BONAFIDE SENIOR CITIZENS OF THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL

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  • Executive Order No. 26 s. 2022 - AN ORDER PROVIDING FOR THE GUIDELINES DURING THE CULMINATION NIGHT OF SUMMER SAYA SA ISLA 2022 OF THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL

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  • Executive Order No. 25 s. 2022 - AN ORDER CREATING THE 2022 ELECTION MONITORING TASK FORCE OF THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL AND DEFINING ITS FUNCTIONS

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  • Executive Order No. 24 s. 2022 - AN ORDER RECONSTITUTING THE CITY AVIAN INFLUENZA TASKFORCE FOR THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL AND DESIGNATION OF ITS KEY PERSONNEL

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BIDS AND AWARDS BULLETIN

 
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Message from the City Mayor

Dearest Visitors and Future Development Partners

Madayaw! Maayong pag-abot sa Island Garden City of Samal!!! Daghang salamat for choosing our island city not just your next travel and investment destination but also your home. You have become a family to the Samaleños who share in the responsibility of building self-reliant, disaster resilient, economically progressive and pro-environment community.

The City Government values equity and inclusiveness as we respond to the community’s need. Hence, we continuously strive to expand public service delivery through establishment of viable facilities, sustainable programs & projects and efficient outcome based customer services. This is made possible with the proactive participation of our stakeholders, partner agencies and civil society groups geared towards accelerated Economic and Investment opportunities for our people.

More so, IGaCoS is a haven for leisure and pleasure. Reward yourself with a well-deserved vacation in a day or two. Indulge into our sundry and fun-filled activities: climb the highlands of Puting Bato, bask into the island’s 118 kilometers of white sand beaches; make your shout-outs at the deepest depression in Bito or say Hi! to the thousands giant clams in Adecor; pacify in the cold waters of Hagimit Falls or smile back to the famous Guinness’ Monfort Fruit Bats. Not to mention other natural wonders you, yourself, need to discover in our island. This is definitely an experience you should not miss!

And don’t forget to fill in your buckets with our very own sweet yellow mangos, our favoured mongo, coconut products and all other delectable delicacies that your family and friends will surely love.

May you be enamoured with the paradise we call our home; our island we call IGaCoS. May you embrace the simple yet satisfying experience of living in an “Urban Center in a Garden Setting.” Welcome to our humble abode: the Island Garden City of Samal - where fun begins!

AL DAVID T. UY
City Mayor
 
 
 

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